Computer Support for Vicarious Learning
M. Angela Sasse, Rachada Monthienvichienchai, University College London, United Kingdom
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
This paper investigates how computer support for vicarious learning can be implemented by taking a principled approach to selecting and combining different media to capture educational dialogues. The main goal is to create vicarious learning materials of appropriate pedagogic content and production quality, and at the same time minimise the financial cost and effort to produce such materials. We propose that multimedia and television production principles can be harnessed for this purpose. We report the results of 2 case studies on collaborative learning of television production in communication arts and diagram construction in computer science and analyse the problems encountered in the production and use of the vicarious learning materials created. We conclude that, if vicarious learning is to be implemented, the problems that educationalists face in creating appropriate materials needs urgent attention.
Sasse, M.A. & Monthienvichienchai, R. (2002). Computer Support for Vicarious Learning. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 698-705). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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